Archive for October 3rd, 2017

Australian warships heading to Korean peninsula amid rising military tensions

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

At the Republic of Korea’s Navy Second Fleet headquarters the warships are on constant alert for attack from the North. “We are ready to fight and if we fight we [...]
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US draws closer to Korea with new deployment

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | The Hill | 6:00 AM

The United States and South Korea bolstered their alliance this week as Seoul announced that Washington has agreed to deploy so-called “strategic assets” to the [...]
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German foreign minister praises US quest for dialogue with N Korea

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Dw.com | 6:00 AM

German Foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel welcomed news that the US is seeking opportunities for dialogue with North Korea and called on Washington to pursue a comparable [...]
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Match N Korea overture with Iran offer, Germany tells US

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Germany welcomed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that he was “probing” opportunities for dialogue with North Korea about its nuclear [...]
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Korea About to Make a $7 Billion Nuclear Submarine Blunder

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Nationalinterest | 6:00 AM

One of the toughest challenges for military allies to sort out is a sensible division of labour when it comes to expensive high-tech weaponry. A case in point is South [...]
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Russia Provides New Internet Connection to N Korea

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | 38north | 6:00 AM

A major Russian telecommunications company appears to have begun providing an Internet connection to North Korea. The new link supplements one from China and will provide [...]
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A N Korean ship was seized off Egypt with a huge cache of weapons destined for a surprising buyer

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Last August, a secret message was passed from Washington to Cairo warning about a mysterious vessel steaming toward the Suez Canal. The bulk freighter named Jie Shun was [...]
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N Korea: Why dealing with Kim Jong-un is like managing a psychopathic boss

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

It is possible to avoid war in Korea but only by doing the one thing Donald Trump will find near impossible: building trust. According to classic deterrence theory, the only [...]
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Trump contradicts Tillerson on N Korea, the latest in a series of put-downs

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

President Trump, not for the first time, publicly contradicted his chief diplomat on a major foreign policy issue Sunday, saying via Twitter that Secretary of State Rex [...]
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Trump to top US diplomat: Don’t bother talking to N Korea

Trump to top US diplomat: Don’t bother talking to N Korea

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US President Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed the prospect of talks with North Korea as a waste of time a day after his own secretary of state said the United States was [...]
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How America is Losing the Battle for The South China Sea

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Nationalinterest | 6:00 AM

What a difference a year makes. In late summer 2016, there was some hope the July 2016 Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in favour of the Philippine [...]
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Why Can’t China Control Kim Jong-un? It’s Family History.

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Pbs.org | 6:00 AM

To the frustration of President Trump, China seems to be losing leverage over the young dictator next door. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un keeps biting the hands of Beijing [...]
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euro wobbles briefly on Spanish vote, China data a boon

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The euro took a knock in Asia on Monday as investors kept an anxious eye on an independence vote in Spain’s Catalonia, while surprisingly strong economic news out of [...]
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China’s Pollution Curbs May Start Slowing Growth Within Months

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China’s drive to cut pollution could reduce economic growth by 0.25 percentage point in the next six months while boosting factory inflation, according to Societe [...]
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China Steers Credit to Small Business With Targeted Reserve Cut

03-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

China took action to ensure credit reaches small business, rural borrowers and startups, a move tailored to shore up the economy as a vital political transition approaches. [...]
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